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Kagney Cate Turville

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20120506035602-webgrowingstrength
Growing Strength [Set of Two, glazed together], 2011 Shaped and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glazes 4.5 X 8 X 5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508064916-websuddenchange
Sudden Change [Set of Two], 2011 Shaped and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glazes. 2.5 X 5 X 7 Inches, 2.75 X 3.5 X 7.5 Inches, Displayed Together 3.75 X 7.25 X 7.5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
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Unforgettable [Set of Two], 2011 Press Molded and Hand Built, Porcelain Slip and Hopkin’s White Clay Body. Sprayed Glazes 2.75 X 4 X 7.5 Inches, 3.25 X 3.5 X 7.25 Inches, Displayed Together 3.25 X 6.5 X 8.25 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120506062743-webalwaysyours
Always Yours [Set of Two, glazed together], 2011 Shaped and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glazes 7.5 X 5.25 X 3 Inches [displayed Vertically] © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120506232452-webhesaid
He Said [Set of Two], 2011 Cast and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glazes 3.25 X 4 X 7.5 Inches, 3 X 3.5 X 6.5 Inches, Displayed Together 7.5 X 9 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120511205424-webhesaiddetail
Detail of "He Said", 2011 Cast and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glazes 3.25 X 4 X 7.5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120506062915-webdrseuss
Dr. Seuss, 2011 Thrown and Altered Bee Mix With Sand Clay Body. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 5.5 X 5.25 X 7.75 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508071921-webtestingoflimitations
Testing of Limitations, 2011 Shaped and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glaze 5.75 X 6.5 X 4 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508070623-webaccidentalfaith
Accidental Faith, 2011 Shaped and Altered Porcelain Slip. Sprayed Glaze 5.5 X 3.5 X 3 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120506230854-webabstract1
Abstract #1, 2011 Thrown and Altered Bee Mix With Sand Clay Body. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 6.5 X 5 X 6 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508074309-webtogether
Together, 2011 Thrown and Altered Bee Mix With Sand Clay Body. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 8.75 X 5 X 5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508081132-webbalance
Balance, 2011 Thrown and Altered Bee Mix With Sand Clay Body. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 6 X 6 X 6 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120508080631-webbalancedetail
Detail of "Balance", 2011 Thrown and Altered Bee Mix With Sand Clay Body. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 6 X 6 X 6 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120511205243-webabstract3
Abstract #3, 2011 Thrown and Altered Recycled Clay Bodies. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 5 X 5 X 5.5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
20120506025844-webbluecoral
Blue Coral, 2011 Thrown and Altered Recycled Clay Bodies. Dipped and Hand Applied Glazes 4.5 X 7 X 7.5 Inches © Photo by Jessie Randall
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ventura, CA
Lives in
Ventura, CA
Schools
California State University Channel Islands, 2012, BA: Studio Art
Representing galleries
CSUCI (Channel Islands) Exhibitions Gallery, California State University Channel Islands
Tags
porcelain, ceramics, photo realistic painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, abstract painting, impressionistic painting, abstract ceramic forms, digital photography, landscape, photography, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

In all of the media I work with I am strongly influenced by my connection to the natural world.  From landforms and oceans I extract color, form, and shape as the foundation of my pieces.  These elements help me explore and translate emotions and personal experiences from my past, present, and dreams into a physical 3-D form.  This also assists the growth of individual pieces, and emphasizes my process as being equally important as the ending bodies of work.

I always seem to come back to botanical, curvaceous, and organic shapes.  This can be seen in my abstract ceramic work.  My glaze color choices are also inspired by nature.  I have created multi-piece sculptures and a “Set of Two” series, which both deal with relationships and their “stages”; mother and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends etc.  I wanted to explore how they all have cycles of strength, weakness, and many degrees in between.  In a Yin and Yang fashion I wanted to show how one can be another person’s complementary other half; one can provide the “missing pieces” that make it possible for someone to grow and vice versa.  Additionally, in our relationships we are a part of a greater whole that is beyond just oneself.  No one is perfect; we all have our “flaws” that differentiate us and affect those around us… in both positive and negative ways.  The diverse reactions to one another are what uniquely make up our relationships.

I construct my ceramic sculptures out of porcelain, porcelain slip, light clay bodies, and recycled clay [unknown amounts of dark and light clay bodies mixed together].  I use two main processes to create each section of my multi-piece forms.  Using the potter’s wheel I throw forms with thin walls, remove them to create abstract shapes, and later combine with other forms created in a similar way.  I also use porcelain slip to create flat “ribbons” that I manipulate at various stages of dryness to achieve my abstract shapes.

More recently I have been exploring the use of a self-made plaster cast mold, filling it with the porcelain slip, and manipulating as I see fit.  I assemble the altered pieces together to reflect the relationships mentioned above and decide on what colors and type of application to use for the glazing process.

From start to finish every sculpture or “Set of Two” has traveled an emotional road in every aspect of the creation process.  Each decision comes from careful consideration.  My process is as important to me as the final work itself.

 

EDUCATION

2012                    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, CAMARILLO, CA
                                            Bachelor of Art in Art
                                            Emphasis in Studio Art: Acrylic and Oil Painting, Ceramics, Photography
                                            June 2010 Studied Abroad at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013                     “THE SHOW”
                                            643 A Project Space, Ventura, CA

2013                     “EXCERPTS 2”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

2012-2013           “ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

2012                    “ARTAPOLOOZA!” STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
                                            Napa Hall Gallery at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

 2012                    “METAMORPHOSIS”
                                            Atrium Gallery at the Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA

 2012                    BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION’S 6TH ANNUAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT ART COMPETITION
                                            Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, CA

 2011- 2012        “FIRED UP!”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

 2011                     “LES PARISIENNES” [Sketchbooks only]
                                            John Spoor Broome Library at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

 2011                    “LES PARISIENNES”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

 2011                    “LES PARISIENNES”
                                            Paris American Academy, Paris, France

 2011                    STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
                                            Napa Hall Gallery at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

 1996 - 1999        YOUTH EXPO, FINE ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
                                            Ventura County Fair, Ventura, CA

AWARDS

1999                    VENTURA COUNTY FAIR, VENTURA, CA
                                            Best of Division

COLLECTIONS

                           Various Private Collections

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